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Drivers: Merged Sports Car Series Facing Big Q’s
Wednesday, 12 Sep, 2012 – 17:58 | Comments Off
Drivers: Merged Sports Car Series Facing Big Q’s

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – It took years of difficult start-and-stop talks before the leaders of North America’s two top sports car series could finally agree to a merger. But now, according to drivers from those series, comes the tough part: Coming up with a merged series that works for all parties.
“I wouldn’t want to be [...]

Tony Schumacher Collects Record Ninth U.S. Nationals Wally
Sunday, 9 Sep, 2012 – 18:42 | Comments Off
Tony Schumacher Collects Record Ninth U.S. Nationals Wally

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Tony Schumacher made history in the most prestigious NHRA drag race Sunday when he drove his U.S. Army ROTC dragster to his ninth Top Fuel Dragster title in the U.S. Nationals.
Schumacher defeated Don Schumacher Racing teammate Spencer Massey’s Prestone/FRAM team in the championship round to break a tie with drag racing legend “Big Daddy” Don [...]

Earnhardt Jr. On Eury Sr.: It Had To Be Done
Saturday, 8 Sep, 2012 – 21:15 | One Comment
Earnhardt Jr. On Eury Sr.: It Had To Be Done

RICHMOND, Va. – Dale Earnhardt Jr. says parting ways with Tony Eury Sr., who was JR Motorsports’ competition director and a crew chief, was a “difficult decision that we had to make.”
“As a company, we just felt like we wanted to make some changes and I was telling Jeff [Gordon] earlier that the environment for [...]

NASCAR Reels In Rear Steering
Friday, 7 Sep, 2012 – 7:46 | Comments Off
NASCAR Reels In Rear Steering

Turns out Brad Keselowski was pretty much spot on in his analysis of Hendrick Motorsports’ cars. Specifically, that the cars had some hinky stuff going on with their rear ends.
NASCAR on Thursday, basically agreed as officials passed a rule that will limit the ability of teams to set their cars up in a way that [...]

Hamlin Labors His Way To A Victory At Atlanta
Monday, 3 Sep, 2012 – 6:20 | Comments Off
Hamlin Labors His Way To A Victory At Atlanta

Denny Hamlin out ran Jeff Gordon over the final two laps and earned his second straight NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory Sunday night when he won the AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
The victory was Hamlin’s series-best fourth of the season and the 21st of his career.
Hamlin, first out of the pits for the green/white/checkered [...]

Hunter-Reay Victory Puts Him Back Into Championship Fight
Sunday, 2 Sep, 2012 – 18:27 | Comments Off
Hunter-Reay Victory Puts Him Back Into Championship Fight

Ryan Hunter-Reay of Andretti Autosport made a late-race charge to get the IndyCar Series victory in the Grand Prix of Baltimore on Sunday.
The victory for Hunter-Reay, combined with a sixth-place finish by points leader Will Power of Team Penske, sends the series to Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. for the final race of the [...]

Massey Has Big Night At Big Go
Sunday, 2 Sep, 2012 – 6:50 | Comments Off
Massey Has Big Night At Big Go

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Top Fuel driver Spencer Massey earned the qualifying lead and won the inaugural $100,000 NHRA Traxxas Nitro Shootout during Saturday’s action at the 58th annual Mac Tools U.S. Nationals presented by Auto-Plus at Lucas Oil Raceway.
Courtney Force (Funny Car), Erica Enders (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders at the [...]

Schumacher Tops First Qualifying Session at U.S. Nationals
Saturday, 1 Sep, 2012 – 7:27 | Comments Off
Schumacher Tops First Qualifying Session at U.S. Nationals

Tony Schumacher raced to the Top Fuel qualifying lead in his U.S. Army dragster at the 58th annual Mac Tools US Nationals presented by Auto-Plus at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis during Friday’s opening qualifying session.
Jack Beckman (Funny Car), Erica Enders (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders at the [...]

Stewart Wins First 2012 Pole
Friday, 31 Aug, 2012 – 20:09 | Comments Off
Stewart Wins First 2012 Pole

Tony Stewart won the pole for Sunday’s Advocare 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Friday.
Covering the 1.54-mile distance in 29.787 seconds (186.121 mph), Stewart won his first Coors Light pole award of the season, his first at Atlanta and the 14th of his career. The 45th of 47 drivers to [...]

Power, Course Woes Are Big News In Baltimore
Friday, 31 Aug, 2012 – 17:32 | Comments Off
Power, Course Woes Are Big News In Baltimore

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Defending race winner and IZOD IndyCar Series championship points leader Will Power led shortened opening day of practice for the Grand Prix of Baltimore.
Power turned a lap of 1 minute, 21.4572 seconds in the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske car during a 30-minute practice after course issues shortened morning practice and forced series officials to [...]